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23 Fishing Charters

Los Angeles Fishing Charters

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Los Angeles: 23 fishing charters available

Mystic Queen Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $950

Kamryn Dawson Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(79 reviews)
Los Angeles
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Spitfire Sport Fishing 2

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $1,300

Aria Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $850

LA Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $1,059

Rogezac Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $750

Pride Sportfishing Inc.

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $1,250

Exodus Sportfishing LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Los Angeles
trips from $690

TD Tradition Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $1,200

Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Long Beach
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Los Angeles

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Los Angeles costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $1,048, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,682. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Los Angeles is 36 ft and the most common vessel type is a Motor yacht.

According to customer reviews, Mystic Queen Sportfishing, Kamryn Dawson Charters, and Spitfire Sport Fishing 2 are some of the most popular fishing charters in Los Angeles, California. Full list of top fishing charters in Los Angeles.

Mystic Queen Sportfishing, Kamryn Dawson Charters, and Spitfire Sport Fishing 2 all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Los Angeles.

The best way to experience fishing in Los Angeles is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Los Angeles, California.

The most popular fish species you can target are Halibut, Yellowtail Amberjack, and Tuna (Bluefin). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and heavy tackle. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

May is a great time for bottom fishing anywhere between the coast of LA and the islands. Rockfish, Halibut, Seabass, and Barracuda are just a few of the species you can catch while fishing here. Check availability for local fishing charters in Los Angeles.

It may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of this glamorous city, but Los Angeles fishing charters have a lot to offer anglers in California. Whether you’re a freshwater fly fisherman or a passionate deep sea angler, you’ll have a variety of game fish on your hands in the City of Angels.

The offshore waters here were made for sportfishing. Head towards Catalina Island when the season is right and you’ll hook into Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. If you opt to stay closer to shore, you’ll still get your fill of the action with Yellowtail Amberjack, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Rockfish, and White Seabass.

If you’re partial to freshwater fishing, on the other hand, you won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer in the lakes and rivers in Los Angeles. You can catch Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and more without straying far from downtown.

To make the most of the offshore action near Catalina and San Clemente Islands, opt for a full or extended full day trip. If you’re short on time or wary of long boat rides, a half day trip inshore or on the river gives you more than enough time to enjoy fishing in Los Angeles.

There’s no shortage of Los Angeles fishing charters to choose from. Most head out of Santa Monica Bay, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach. All of these locations boast excellent inshore fishing and direct access to Catalina Island. For freshwater charters, head to boat ramps along the Los Angeles River.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers age 16 and older must obtain a sportfishing license for recreational fishing in California. Several fish species in Los Angeles’ waters are subject to strict regulations and it’s best to head out with a reputable captain to ensure you’re fishing within the law. 

Los Angeles
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The season for Rockfish closes at the start of the year, but you can still catch White Seabass, Halibut, and more. With an average temperature of 55°F, it’s not a bad time to be on the water!

February

In winter you can enjoy relatively good fishing for certain species near Catalina Island. Calico Bass, Blue Perch, and White Seabass are all biting. You may be able to entice early Yellowtail using live squid.

March

March is when the season for various kinds of Rockfish opens, including Sheephead, Lingcod, and Cabezon. You can add these species to your list while fishing nearshore rocks and reefs.

April

In spring you will start to see more Calico Bass and Barracuda than in previous months. Larger Yellowtail are on the scene, and the fishing near Catalina Island is picking up momentum.

May

May is a great time for bottom fishing anywhere between the coast of LA and the islands. Rockfish, Halibut, Seabass, and Barracuda are just a few of the species you can catch while fishing here.

June

Summer is a great time to fish along the coast, with species such as Yellowtail Amberjack and Tuna swimming closer to shore. As always, you can enjoy great bottom fishing near the reefs, as well. 

July

Everything is fair game in summer. You might catch a variety of Tuna while fishing offshore, or Marlin near the coast of Catalina Island. You may even reel in a Mahi Mahi around this time of year.

August

You can continue to revel in deep sea fishing’s peak season. You might catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, depending on where you fish. Or hit the reefs and score some Rockfish and Bass. 

September

You will continue to see Yellowtail and some Tuna in the Catalina Channel through autumn. You can enjoy reaping the last of summer’s rewards as the temperature hovers around 70°F.

October

Many of summer’s pelagic species might start to disappear at this time of year, but you can still count on Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, and more. You may even land a Tuna here and there.

November

The season for catching a pelagic prize may be over, but you can continue to enjoy excellent fishing for Halibut, Rockfish, White Seabass, and Barracuda.

December

Even in December, you can count on pleasant weather in LA. Barracuda, White Seabass, and Halibut are all biting. The season for Rockfish species will be open until the end of the month.

Los Angeles Fishing Calendar

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Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
Lynsie  W.
Lynsie W. Loveland, CO
22nd Street Sportfishing has plenty of different charters, great staff, and wide range of fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
22nd Street Sportfishing has plenty of different charters, great staff, and wide range of fishing.
Ian  I.
Ian I. United States

Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Can’t recommend Captain Jeremy highly enough, he led us to some amazing fishing and - puppy bonus! Great experience- we’ll be back!
Tim  H.
Tim H. Los Angeles, California
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had a great day. It was just two of us on the boat and Roger had us on fish for a good part of the day. Nice boat, nice equipment. Don’t forget to ask Capt about his sashimi recipes! I’ll definitely use this boat again if I’m in the LA area.
Mike  D.  V.
Mike D. V. West Milford, New Jersey
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Friendly staff, knowledgeable captain Jeremy and fort mate Adam. A bounty of fish and fun.
Brent  M.
Brent M. Los Angeles, California
Aria Sportfishing
Aria Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had an amazing time the crew is amazing at what they do and making us feel welcome and catching fish
Michell  H.
Michell H. Los Angeles, California
Pride Sportfishing Inc.
Pride Sportfishing Inc.
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Shon definitely put us on some good fish. The crew was on their game the whole time, between helping land fish, helping with rigging, and processing our catch. The ship was was very well cleaned and comfortable for us. Smiles all around and a great time was definitely had. Thank you Captain Shon and your crew. We will be back for more adventures with Pride Sport Fishing.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Loma Linda, CA
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
We had a lot of fun he’s was very experienced he knew exactly what he was doing & showed us how to catch a lot of fish I highly recommend it I will be booking another trip soon we had a blast thanks again for the great time my whole family enjoyed it
Eric  M.
Eric M. Fontana, CA
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
First trip of the year for me. Weather was cool out in the morning but the pilot house and stereo made the trip the island comfortable. Roger put us on the fish right away and had really quality limits quick. Really helpful with tackle set up. Boat looks like it was just rebuilt with top of the line electronics and fresh paint. I have my own fishing boat but don’t think I will be taking it out now that I found Rogezac.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Wildomar, California
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
We had a great day with the Family! Captain TJ was great, we enjoyed his boat and his crew. We will definitely be back soon! Thank you for everything!
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C. Los Angeles, CA
Aria Sportfishing
Aria Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
By far one of the most exciting trips I’ve ever done. Thanks to Captain Shant, he made our trip memorable. We caught all sorts of rockfish and giant sheepshead. He was even able to drop us off at the island for a quick lunch on the pier.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Las Vegas, Nevada
Exodus Sportfishing LLC
Exodus Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and courteous, making this trip largely successful with my teenage son and nephews. Got us on the money for spiny lobster!
Jeremy  L.
Jeremy L. Murrieta, CA
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Roger is an amazing captain. He is an amazing family friendly guy and always knows how to put you on the fish.
Nicholas  U.
Nicholas U. United States
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Been fishing with Roger for years now. Always puts fish on the boat. Very knowledgeable on local islands and offshore fishing.
Michael  F.
Michael F. San Pedro, California
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We had a blast, captain John was awesome and his crew was superfantastic. I will recommend this captain to my friends and family, we love you captain John we will see you soon.
Cornelius  F.
Cornelius F. Corona, CA
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Roger is an experienced fishing guide who will put you right on the fish around Catalina Island. He also knows the secret spot for the big red snappers. Boat is solid and he is a great guy! Highly recommend!
Rick  R.
Rick R. Torrance, California
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
We had a great time. We caught 8 calico bass. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful.
Corey  B.
Corey B. San Jacinto, California
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Captain and 1st mate terrific. Lots of newbies. But, we had lots of help and advice. Biting like crazy in one spot and everybody brought in fish. The only down side was booking just 5 hours! Great time. Good people. Captain even shared some of his wife's ceviche too. Super yum!
Kim  M.
Kim M. Riverside, CA
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Captain John! Six of us caught a ton of fish. Brianna was an excellent, very busy deck hand. Half day was a perfect first run but I’d be happy to spend a longer day next time. Thanks!
Christopher  L.
Christopher L. Los Angeles, CA
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I have used Roger several times and he does not disappoint. It’s always a good time fishing with Roger. His knowledge and experience is like no other. I would absolutely recommend Roger as your captain.
Sam  K.
Sam K. Anaheim, California
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
No better way to spend my birthday! Roger knew exactly where the fish were biting. He stepped in on short notice when our original booking had engine trouble the day before. If you want to catch a lot of fish, book with Capt. Roger!!
Barbara  E.
Barbara E. Huntington Beach, California
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
What a day! Pods of Dolphin up close . Rock fish, Bass even feisty Triggerfishs ! Every time Cpt John stopped on a spot we were catching something , we stopped counting . My son had an absolute blast . Cpt John and his Deckhand Bri were the best . We learned so much and can’t wait to go again .
Cedric  N.
Cedric N. Los Angeles, CA

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